Lynn Harter, Ph.D.

Lynn Harter, Ph.D., portrait
Professor and Co-Director of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact
Scripps Hall 105B

Lynn Harter is a Professor in the School of Communication Studies. Guided by aesthetic and narrative sensibilities, her work focuses on the communicative construction of possibility as individuals and groups organize for survival and social change amidst profound vulnerability. Her research and creative activity encompass a range of issues including pediatric cancer care, disability-related concerns, and organizing healthcare for historically excluded groups. Lynn is co-producer of the Emmy award-winning documentary series The Courage of Creativity, Senior Editor of the academic journal Health Communication, and co-host and co-producer of the Defining Moments podcast. She has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters and has edited four award-winning scholarly books.

Specializations: Narrative Approaches to Health; Organizing for Social Change; Social Justice; Feminist Theory

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